At Get Away Today we LOVE helping families plan their Disneyland vacations. A huge part of the fun of a vacation is in the planning and anticipation. We loved this idea that parents can put together for each of their kids to get them excited for their family Disneyland trip so much that we decided to share it with you!
This creative Disneyland vacation countdown paper chain started with a little poem at the top, then alternated Mickey Mouse themed rings. The mom who made this particular paper chain added Mickey ears to the black rings and white buttons to the red rings to look like Mickey's pants. She then rotated plain yellow rings and white rings. The white rings each have a fun Disney themed idea that you can do as a family that day to get the kids excited for their trip. Here are some ideas that you can use (or adjust to fit your family's needs):
- Write a letter to your favorite Disney Character to let them know you’re coming.
- What is your favorite Disney treat? Let’s try to make it today!
- Hop around like Tigger.
- Decorate your own pair of Mickey Mouse ears for your vacation.
- Pretend to be your favorite Disney Character.
- Have Mickey Mouse pancakes for dinner.
- Disney Movie Night
- Pack your bags—we leave tomorrow!
Your countdown can be any length you wish. This paper chain countdown begins just under a month before the vacation begins.Check out the details up close to get a better idea of how you can recreate this Disneyland vacation countdown:
Begin with a simple poem: Grab your ears, it's time for Cheers!
These paper strips were simply stapled together to create the links.
Here you can see the "assignment" inside the white paper chain links.
No matter how you get your family enthused about your vacation, a Disneyland vacation is an exciting and special opportunity! We hope you make the most of it - and remember, when you book with Get Away Today, we have Customer Service available 365 days a year to make sure that your vacation goes as seamlessly as possible. If you haven't booked your Disneyland yet, book today and let your Disneyland vacation countdown begin!
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